San Bruno, CA (August 31, 2010)–Veteran pro audio journalist Sarah Jones has been named the new Editor of EQ.
EQ delivers essential tips and techniques to musicians and personal-studio zealots who strive to make better sounding, more creative, and more professional home recordings. Jones is almost tailor-made for the magazine’s mission. Most recently, she served as Associate Director at Women’s Audio Mission—a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the recording arts. There, she guided the growth of WAM’s innovative recording programs for women and girls through philanthropic partnerships, industry outreach, fundraising, and public relations.
Jones also brings 14 years of publishing experience from her tenure at Mix magazine, where she was editor-in-chief. A veteran public speaker and author, she has written hundreds of features about music recording, tour production, sound for picture, and audio technology that have appeared in Mix, Remix, Mix en Español and Berklee Today. Her first book, Assistant Engineer Handbook: Gigs In the Recording Studio and Beyond, was published by Schirmer in 2004.
Jones is a governor of the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy, which supports the music community and celebrates musical achievement through programs such as the Grammy Awards. She holds Bachelor of Music degrees in Sound Recording Technology and Music Industry from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and has been a flautist for 30 years.
“As a long-time fan of EQ, I’m excited to join the Music Player team,” says Jones. “Thanks to today’s low-cost, high-quality recording technology, more musicians than ever are recording professional album projects in their homes, and it is clear that EQ leads the industry in addressing the unique needs of this expanding market. I’m looking forward to building upon the editorial excellence that readers have come to expect from this world-class publication.”
As EQ Editor, Jones will work with Executive Editor Craig Anderton to continue to refine and expand the magazine’s focus on cutting-edge artists and producers, tutorials on modern recording techniques, and comprehensive studio-gear applications and reviews.
“I’ve worked with Sarah, and I’ve competed against Sarah, and I’d rather be on the same team with her,” says MPN Group Editorial Director Michael Molenda. “She’s a brilliant communicator who’s plugged into what’s hip and hot in musical culture, and she’s committed to teaching musicians how to use technology to manifest their creative ideals. She and Craig will make a great team, and EQ can only soar even higher with her sitting in the Editor’s chair.”
“Sarah’s vast experience in the audio industry will truly enhance the ways EQ can work with manufacturers and software companies,” adds MPN Group Publisher Joe Perry. “She is able to understand and communicate the unique qualities and applications of recording gear, and this is not only a huge benefit for EQ, but also for the audio industry. This is very exciting for EQ!”
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